A Ukrainian has been named the tallest man in the world, standing at more than two-and-a-half metres tall. Leonid Stadnik is 21 centimetres taller than the person who used to be the worldâ€™s tallest, Chinaâ€™s Bao Xishun. Stadnik was a normal sized child until he had an operation at 14, that seemed to start a huge growth spurt. He has claimed to be the worldâ€™s tallest man before, but his record was not confirmed as he refused to be measured by Guinness World Records in the past.
THE WORLD THIS WEEK: Ukranian is worldâ€™s new tallest man
Published: 12:00 am Aug 10, 2007